Being continually surrounded and bombarded with every sort and form of evil and filth, it is no wonder that we become desensitized to it.
What we don’t realize is that desensitization just means that we are not necessarily taking active and conscious consideration of everything that we see and hear.
Being desensitized does not prevent the foul seeds from being planted in your mind.
Matter of fact, it is a point where your guard is completely down and there is nothing to prevent the filth from coming in, taking root, and making itself at home.
Do not be surprised that this desensitization decreases as you learn more of the word, grow in Christ, and become more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
This is because as you gain deliverance from and dominance over the flesh, your heart becomes sensitive to the right things.
After the initial rush of freedom that deliverance brings, you will come to a place where you start vacillating between the old fascination for things that the flesh tries to hang on to, and a growing revulsion for those same things.
This is where you have a choice to make. Before your deliverance, you didn’t have a choice. After Jesus became the focus of your life, you do have a choice.
If you ignore the revulsion and/or cater to the flesh’s fascinations, you will again be allowing those fouls seeds to get replanted.
Realize that it is up to you to master your flesh. Whereas before you were spiritually dead and a slave to the flesh, you are now spiritually reborn and given a Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
One of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control. You no longer have the excuse “I couldn’t help it” or “I couldn’t control myself”.
For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ; and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Notice that God did not leave us unarmed! We have mighty weapons in God’s Word. When the flesh rises up and tries to convince us that we are still enslaved to it, we have God’s Word that says otherwise. All we have to do is decide which we believe more: our flesh or God’s Word.